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BC officially hires Greg Brown to replace Jerry York
Former Boston College defenseman and longtime assistant coach, Greg Brown, was named the new head coach of the program on Friday. Brown replaces Jerry York, who announced his retirement last month.
Brown, 54, just completed his first season as head coach of the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL.
Brown spent 14 seasons behind the bench for the Eagles from 2004-2018 as an assistant on former York's staff, helping to bring three national championships to the Heights in 2008, 2010, and 2012. After eight seasons as an assistant coach, he was elevated to associate head coach following the 2012 NCAA title, BC's third championship in a five-year span.
In 2018 Brown left the program to make the jump to the NHL and he served three seasons as an assistant coach under David Quinn with the New York Rangers.
This past season as the head coach of Dubuque, he led the Fighting Saints to a second-place finish in the USHL Eastern Conference and an increase of 16 wins from the year prior.
"I cannot be more excited to come back to Boston College, which has been such an important part of my life as a student-athlete, coach, and parent," said Brown. "I am truly honored to be named coach, and to succeed my coaching mentor and friend Jerry York. I can't wait to begin this next chapter in my life and in the proud history of BC hockey."
Among the other candidates at BC included Providence head coach Nate Leaman, former Merrimack head coach Mark Dennehy, and AIC head coach Eric Lang.
"Greg Brown had all of the qualities we were looking for in the next coach of BC men's hockey," said interim BC athletic director JM Caparro. "He was an All-American defenseman at Boston College who, as an associate head coach, learned from the best under Jerry York. He has had success as an assistant coach in the NHL and head coach in the USHL. We look forward to him leading BC hockey as we begin the next chapter in the program's history."
Brown will be formally introduced at a press conference on May 16.